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The Oberlin Review

Poor Shooting, Missed Opportunities Doom Yeowomen

Chris Landers, Sports Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The women’s basketball team saw its season end in a frustrating fashion this past Wednesday, as it fell to the second-seeded Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, 67–60, in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Senior guard Syrea Thomas paced the Yeowomen (8–18, 3–11...

Haiti Trip Success Despite Perceived Lack of College Support

Eva Sachs, Staff Writer
February 25, 2011
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

All Hands Volunteers, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to survivors of natural disasters around the world, sent seven Oberlin students to Haiti for two weeks over Winter Term. As of Feb. 18, the organization has been working in the area for a year. Much of the work involved volunteering...

Illness Afflicts Tank Co-op

Ian Seeley, Managing Editor
February 25, 2011
Filed under Campus News, NEWS

Last week, several students in Tank Co-op began reporting flu-like symptoms, prompting the Oberlin Student Cooperative Association to close the co-op for further inspection. In a statement, OSCA President Dylan Rees said, “Those who were ill have made a full recovery, and no additional cases of illness...

Sergeant Ignores International Law

College Sophomore
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: On Tuesday, Oberlin Students for Israel sponsored a talk by Sergeant Benjamin Anthony. Although the organization framed it as an opportunity for “dialogue,” Sergeant Anthony’s strategy is not one of discussion. In The Jerusalem Post, he states, “the diplomatic war is every...

Baseball Set for a Record-Setting Spring

Alen Cisija
February 25, 2011
Filed under Baseball, SPORTS, Varsity Spring

Our time has come. That's what the Oberlin College men’s baseball team is claiming as it finishes up preparations for the upcoming season. Coming off of a record-setting year in which they went 18–19 overall (8–8 NCAC), the Yeomen are looking to make their first-ever NCAC playoff appearance,...

Resident Calls for Collective Bargaining in Constitution

Leif Damstoft
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: In light of the recent wave of anti-workers’ rights legislation being pushed as a false means to right the fiscal problems of state budgets, I believe it’s time that the unions and other such groups start an initiative to be put on the ballot to ensure such rights in the states...

Holloway Inspires Average Joes, NBA Players Alike

Hal Sundt, Staff Writer
February 25, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

On Feb. 16, Wilson Holloway passed away at the age of 22 after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma for three years. Standing at six feet six inches and weighing 275 pounds, Holloway earned a scholarship to the University of Tulsa out of high school to play offensive tackle for the Golden Hurricane football...

Yeowomen Sweep Doubleheader with Ease

Max Anzilotti
February 25, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Tennis, Varsity Spring

The Yeowomen opened the day against Otterbein and dominated from the start. All three doubles pairings won by a score of 8–1. In the top slot, junior Ariel Lewis and sophomore Farah Leclercq teamed up to beat the Cardinals’ Julie Stroyne and Brook Trine. A sophomore transfer from Florida Gulf...

Public Programs Suffer Under New Budget

George Berry
February 25, 2011
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Thanks to an extension of the Bush tax cuts, extraordinary levels of military spending, slow economic growth and exploding healthcare costs, our projected deficit for 2011 stands at a staggering $1.6 trillion. Republicans were voted into office last fall on a platform of “restoring fiscal sani...

The Meaning of Wisconsin: A Leftist Resurgence

Shannon Ikebe
February 25, 2011
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The time has finally come. Ever since the beginning of the global, systemic crisis of the neoliberal economy in 2008, there has been a hope for the leftist resurgence that could finally bury three decades of right-wing hegemony. The establishment politicians began imposing further austerity measures...

College Should Consider City Funding

Kevin G. Gilfether
February 25, 2011
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Tony Mealy, in a recent letter to the editors of The Oberlin Review, wants to make the point that Oberlin College and other well funded, prestigious nonprofit institutions in Oberlin have a moral imperative to contribute to the city's coffers by Payment in Lieu of Taxes programs. As a lif...

Australian Synth Swampdwellers, Cut Copy, Clear Dance Floor with Messy Zonoscope

Jamie Helmsworth
February 25, 2011
Filed under ARTS, Music

For those unfamiliar with Australian cultural trends, let me bring you up to speed: They like to party. Remember the viral video of the kid with “famous sunglasses” who threw a house party that turned into a riot while his parents were gone? He’s Australian. Do you know where will.i.am discovered...

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